Bill Chisholm

Five Blue Vessels

Five Blue Vessels
Oil on Panel, 28 x 40, $3800

Ocean Glyph

Ocean Glyph
Oil on Panel, 36 x 24, $3800

Ocean Glyph V

Ocean Glyph V
Oil on Panel, 24 x 24, $2200

Buddha Pear

Buddha Pear

Three Golden Pears

Three Golden Pears

Two Bosc

Two Bosc
Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20, $1400

Wishing Color*

Wishing Color*
Oil on Canvas, 48 x 48

Oyster*

Oyster*
Oil on Canvas, 20 x 16

Plums*

Plums*
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 36

Three Lemons*

Three Lemons*

Carin Of Color

  Carin Of Color
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 48

Vessel Heights

  Vessel Heights
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 18

Six Glass Vessels

  Six Glass Vessels
Oil on Canvas, 36 x 60

Cairn Seven

  Cairn Seven
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 30

Pear

  Pear
Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30

Summer Love

  Summer Love
Oil on Canvas, 48 x 48

Two Oranges on Burgundy Brown

  Two Oranges on Burgundy Brown
Oil on Canvas, 21 x 36

Two Bell Peppers

  Two Bell Peppers
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 36

Plum and Fig

  Plum and Fig
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 36

Lean On Me

  Lean On Me

4 Pear Views 3

4 Pear Views 3
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 24, Available as Commission

Van Gogh's Lime

  Van Gogh's Lime
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 30

Avocado

  Avocado
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 36

Quiet Recliner

  Quiet Recliner
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 48

Onions

  Onions
Oil on Canvas, 36 x 36

Poppies

  Poppies
Oil on Canvas, 36 x 36

Lemon on Sienna

  Lemon on Sienna
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 34

Two Pears on Turquoise

  Two Pears on Turquoise
Oil on Canvas, 18 x 24

Three Balancing Pears

  Three Balancing Pears
Oil on Canvas, 34 x 40

Peaches on Deep Rose

  Peaches on Deep Rose
Oil on Canvas, 21 x 36

Rothko’s Lime

  Rothko’s Lime
Oil on Canvas, 8 x 10

Rothko’s Lemon

  Rothko’s Lemon
Oil on Canvas, 9 x 12

Pears on Green

  Pears on Green
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 24

Mushroom on Brown

  Mushroom on Brown
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 30

Morning Mac

  Morning Mac
Oil on Canvas, 12 x 12

Mac on Green

  Mac on Green
Oil on Canvas, 12 x 12

Mac on Side

  Mac on Side
Oil on Canvas, 12 x 12

Apple on Green

  Apple on Green
Oil on Canvas, 10 x 10

Garlic

  Garlic
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 36

Portobellos

  Portobellos
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 36

Pomegranate on Red

  Pomegranate on Red
Oil on Canvas, 12 x 12

Pomegranate Side on Red

  Pomegranate Side on Red
Oil on Canvas, 12 x 12

Nestled Pears on Red

  Nestled Pears on Red
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 40

Holland Bell on Blue

  Holland Bell on Blue
Oil on Canvas, 18 x 24

Two Friends

  Two Friends
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 36

Side Views

  Side Views
Oil on Canvas, 20 x 48

Family

  Family
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 48

Close

  Close
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 40

Gathering

  Gathering
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 30

Cherry Lane

  Cherry Lane
Oil on Canvas, 18 x 24

Buddha Pear

  Buddha Pear
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 24

Touching Tomatoes

  Touching Tomatoes
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 48

Three of a Kind

  Three of a Kind
Oil on Canvas, 20 x 48

Three Friends

  Three Friends
Oil on Canvas, 36 x 72

Parenting

  Parenting
Oil on Canvas, 36 x 36

Hanging Out

  Hanging Out
Oil on Canvas, 10 x 20

Cado

  Cado
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 40

Bananas Playing

  Bananas Playing
Oil on Canvas, 18 x 24

4 Pear Views 1

  4 Pear Views 1
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 24

4 Pear Views 2

  4 Pear Views 2
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 24

4 Pear Views 4

  4 Pear Views 4
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 24

2 Down 1 Up

  2 Down 1 Up
Oil on Canvas, 36 x 40

Mac Views

  Mac Views
Oil on Canvas, 20 x 36

Five Blue Vessels thumbnail
Ocean Glyph thumbnail
Ocean Glyph V thumbnail
Buddha Pear thumbnail
Three Golden Pears thumbnail
Two Bosc thumbnail
Wishing Color* thumbnail
Oyster* thumbnail
Plums* thumbnail
Three Lemons* thumbnail
Carin Of Color thumbnail
Vessel Heights thumbnail
Six Glass Vessels thumbnail
Cairn Seven thumbnail
Pear thumbnail
Summer Love thumbnail
Two Oranges on Burgundy Brown thumbnail
Two Bell Peppers thumbnail
Plum and Fig thumbnail
Lean On Me thumbnail
4 Pear Views 3 thumbnail
Van Gogh's Lime thumbnail
Avocado thumbnail
Quiet Recliner thumbnail
Onions thumbnail
Poppies thumbnail
Lemon on Sienna thumbnail
Two Pears on Turquoise thumbnail
Three Balancing Pears thumbnail
Peaches on Deep Rose thumbnail
Rothko’s Lime thumbnail
Rothko’s Lemon thumbnail
Pears on Green thumbnail
Mushroom on Brown thumbnail
Morning Mac thumbnail
Mac on Green thumbnail
Mac on Side thumbnail
Apple on Green thumbnail
Garlic thumbnail
Portobellos thumbnail
Pomegranate on Red thumbnail
Pomegranate Side on Red thumbnail
Nestled Pears on Red thumbnail
Holland Bell on Blue thumbnail
Two Friends thumbnail
Side Views thumbnail
Family thumbnail
Close thumbnail
Gathering thumbnail
Cherry Lane thumbnail
Buddha Pear thumbnail
Touching Tomatoes thumbnail
Three of a Kind thumbnail
Three Friends thumbnail
Parenting thumbnail
Hanging Out thumbnail
Cado thumbnail
Bananas Playing thumbnail
4 Pear Views 1 thumbnail
4 Pear Views 2 thumbnail
4 Pear Views 4 thumbnail
2 Down 1 Up thumbnail
Mac Views thumbnail

Artist Statement

Through my paintings, I attempt to synthesize the long tradition of classical realist painting with the inspiration of the relatively new art medium of photography. By drawing on the skills from my previous photography work I utilize the camera to create intimate portraits of my still life subjects.

In my paintings of fruits and vegetables, my goal is not only to provide a realistic image of the subject but also to capture the object’s uniqueness and character. I continue to build the layers of paint while exploring a diverse range of contemporary color fields and compositions frequently inspired from modernist painting.

My objective is to develop these paintings until they express an emotive experience unique to subject and the medium oil of paint.